There are two kinds of people in this world: the coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers. There are several reasons why some people choose not to indulge in the magical goodness that is caffeine, but most people don’t know a cup of Joe a day could keep the doctor away. Here are seven reasons why you should give coffee a try.
- It can help make you more intelligent
Coffee has caffeine in it, which is the most commonly consumed stimulant. Caffeine’s primary job is to block the effects of Adenosine, which in turn causes your brain to release neurotransmitters like Dopamine and Norepinephrine. Several controlled trials have shown that an increase in these neurotransmitters can improve mood, reaction time, cognitive function, memory and alertness.
- It can help you lose weight
We already mentioned how caffeine is a stimulant and can raise your metabolism and increase the oxidation of fatty acids. In addition to that, two separate meta-analyses show that caffeine can also increase exercise performance by about 12 percent.
- It can reduce your risk of Type II Diabetes
There have been several studies that have found an association between coffee and a lowered risk of diabetes. The reduction ranged anywhere from 23 percent all the way up to 67 percent. A large review article looked at 18 of these studies and found each additional cup of coffee per day lowered diabetes risk by 7 percent.
- You have less of a chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s
Studies show that coffee drinkers are up to 60 percent less likely to contract Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s.
- It can be good for your liver
Coffee can lower the risk of liver cancer by 40 percent and can reduce the risk of end stage liver damage by up to 80 percent.
- It can help you live longer…
… or at least reduce your risk of premature death. Two large studies have shown that coffee consumption is related to lower risk of premature death by all causes.
- It contains a lot of nutrients and antioxidants
We bet you didn’t know one cup of coffee contained Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Potassium and Manganese.
So think again if you think coffee is just black water! There are several health benefits associated with coffee consumption, which is why we love to drink it. Plus, our Rembrandt coffee is delicious.